Afghan Man Allegedly Shoots Teenaged Daughters In 'Honor' Killing

July 22, 2012
Afghan police say a man in southern Afghanistan has shot dead his two teenaged daughters when they were returned home after having run away for four days.
The man, whose name has not been released, allegedly shot the two girls, aged 15 and 16 late on July 21 in the Nad Ali district of Helmand Province.
A police spokesman said the girls had run away from home four days earlier with a man who worked as a translator for international forces in Helmand.
Police located the girls and returned them to their home.
The father has been arrested and police are searching for the interpreter.
So-called honor killings of women are common in Afghanistan, and under Afghan law a woman can be jailed for running away from their father or husband.
Based on reporting by dpa and AFP